Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth….you are the light of the world.”
Salt and light make a difference when present. The analogy for Christians indicates that our influence should make a difference for good.
Outside of the Gospels, the word salt is used only twice and both times (Col. 4:6; Jas. 3:12) it directly speaks to the influence of our words.
The use of light addresses our conduct (Mt. 5:16). Peter spoke about the type of conduct that contributes to the salvation of others (1 Pe. 2:12).
Let us use our influence (words and conduct) to lead others to Him.